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Name: AVOCET
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/09/1900
Completed: 13/10/1900
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 368
Dimensions: 1408grt, 688nrt, 2021dwt, 260.2 x 34.7 x 18.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 33.5 & 54 x 39ins), 209nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.1knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109507
History:
13/10/1900 Cork Steamship Co Ltd, Cork
12/09/1922 British & Continental Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
28/12/1931 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 29350; Profit 1425-12s-7d
Buit for their Continental services
During WW1 she was at one stage attacked by 3 German aircraft and survived
28/12/1931: Broken up at Port Glasgow by Smith & Co


Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 17/09/1900